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by Vios
Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:58 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Master output behaves like it had a permanent bitcrusher...
Replies: 11
Views: 747

Re: Master output behaves like it had a permanent bitcrusher...

Have you tried playing with your audio buffer settings under preferences? Could be popping from not enough, or a buffer length size your computer doesn't like.
by Vios
Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:55 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Know of some useful online tutorials??
Replies: 45
Views: 6212

Re: Know of some useful online tutorials??

Have to throw in some self promotion for my website as well:

Ableton Production Tutorials

Over 100 free ableton tutorials, cleanly organized.
by Vios
Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:52 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Consolidation
Replies: 7
Views: 705

Re: Consolidation

Only way that I know of is a faster computer :/
by Vios
Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:49 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Sidechaining to layered kicks
Replies: 12
Views: 1342

Re: Sidechaining to layered kicks

When you have multiple kick drums in a drum rack with other instruments, there's no way to do this. If this is really what you want to do, then I would duplicate your drum rack and use one drum rack for only your kicks, and then use the other for your other drums. You probably want to add some compr...
by Vios
Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Out of sync
Replies: 4
Views: 667

Re: Out of sync

On the top there's a bar that by default says '1 Bar'. It's just to the left of the pencil. Go to it and select 'none'. This will allow instant (minus latency) playing and stopping of your tracks.
by Vios
Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Triggering sounds w/ violin?
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: Triggering sounds w/ violin?

You could use a sidechained gate on a operator, set for a square wave output. Than you could use Pitch to MIDI Vst. I've heard Melodyne will do this, but there are also plugins like this around: http://www.knzaudio.com/index.php?midifier.
by Vios
Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Any tips and tricks on getting a good chopped up sound?
Replies: 18
Views: 1704

Re: Any tips and tricks on getting a good chopped up sound?

I agree with Vios. Do it in arrangement view. Freeze your MIDI track or record out the audio then manually chop, transpose, repeat, and reverse the audio as much as you want. Yeah, really the best sounding things are usually done manually. Freeze and flatten your MIDI, drag the looper selectors in ...
by Vios
Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Transition Tracks
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: Transition Tracks

If I understand what you want to do correctly, you could warp the track normally in Live (such that if you pushed play it would play the entire time at the same BPM) and then use tempo automation to change the speed of the track in Live. Is there something more complicated you were looking to do?
by Vios
Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: techno mixing?
Replies: 2
Views: 699

Re: techno mixing?

I like this one: Claude VonStroke Tips and Tricks – One Hour of Techniques from Claude VonStroke! Also note that when it comes the "mixing" stage of a track, mixing techno isn't very different than mixing any other genre. I may have to dodge some bullets when saying that, but you can learn a lot lea...
by Vios
Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: drums
Replies: 9
Views: 678

Re: drums

There's a "rule" in sound production: If the drums sound bad the track sounds bad. There are a ton of small tweaks that improve the sound of them. Here are some tutorials to get you moving forward:

Drum Tutorials
by Vios
Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Getting started!
Replies: 15
Views: 1279

Re: Getting started!

Find good tutorials! You can pay for a professional course, and if you train with a professional you'll really get your money's worth. Or you can teach yourself over time using youtube, macableton, abletonproductiontutorials, etc. Also Practice! Good sound comes down to learning all of the tricks an...
by Vios
Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Acoustic piano / studio grand downtown?
Replies: 7
Views: 621

Re: Acoustic piano / studio grand downtown?

If you have a good soundfont player, the piano included in the Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra pack is pretty incredible (and free): Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra (scroll 2/3 way down to find link) (If you use a PC, the SFZ player works as a great free soundfont player and there's a link to it from the ...
by Vios
Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Consolidate/export individual track wavs
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: Consolidate/export individual track wavs

As far as I know, there's no way to export the stems without the effects applied via Ableton's export. A pretty easy way around this would be to make it habbit of putting all of your effects on each track in an audio rack. Then map the on/off of all of the audio racks to a midi button. Then one hit ...
by Vios
Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:12 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: The hardcore setup - any advices?
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: The hardcore setup - any advices?

You can take your song in arrangement view, chop it up into bits, and then use follow actions in session view to construct an automatic or semiautomatic live set. I think the second half of this tutorial especially may give you some ideas. Widened my eyes as to how to work between producing in the s...
by Vios
Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:54 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Can't Lock Down Effect Manipulations
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Can't Lock Down Effect Manipulations

Why are you doing the effects manipulations on the master? You can't record audio from your master (except to export). Send the audio you want to manipulate to one or two audio channels and put the effects there and manipulate them, then send that audio to a final audio track and record it there.